Does Vaping Violate Wudu?

Does vaping violate Wudu? Wudu is an Islamic ritual that involves washing before prayer (Salah). It is a ritual cleansing or purification of oneself before reading the Muslim bible, or Quran, or presenting oneself to God.

There are three types of Wudu:

  • Fard Wudu – must be done before doing prayer.
  • Wajib Wudu – is only required if a person can do it. 
  • Mandeb Wudu – involves specific cleaning methods before handling scriptural texts. 

Is Vaping against Islamic Law?

If you are unfamiliar with “Halal,” it is a term used for things permitted by Islamic law. On the other hand, “Haram” is the thing they prohibit. 

Note that vape juice contains Nicotine, a poisonous and habit-forming substance. Surah 2, verse 195 says, “And do not cast yourselves into destruction with your own hands.” 

Moreover, certain e-liquids have alcohol, prohibited in Surah 2, verse 219, “The sin is far greater than the benefit.”

So, if the vape juice you use does not have alcohol or Nicotine, it is not prohibited. Several e-liquids claim to be Kosher or Halal. 


As mentioned earlier, Wudu involves cleansing or purification before reading the Islamic bible or praying. Therefore, if vaping is Haram, it would be logical to say that it violates Wudu and makes believers unclean. 

However, according to scholars, it is not that simple. There are specific and detailed guidelines related to what violates Wudu, including activities like sexual intercourse, menstruation, light bleeding, deep sleep, flatulence, defecation, postpartum, and urination. 

It is a very detailed list that does not include smoking or vaping. So, one may also say that vaping does not break Wudu, at least for now.